Today's Debate

The Foreman Forecast: Double-talk made in America

He climbed into a fire truck, slapped on a cowboy hat and beamed amid dozens of other American-made products from doughnuts to guitars. This is how President Trump kicked off the White House’s Made in America Week – a promotional push encouraging business for U.S. manufacturers. And he...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 5:03am

Infidelity site Ashley Madison set to pay $11.2 to hacked users

The owners of "extramarital dating" site Ashley Madison have tentatively agreed to pay $11.2 million to settle a class-action lawsuit from members whose accounts were hacked. In July 2015, the controversial site — marketed toward those who wanted to step out on their spouses,...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 5:44pm

Avocado bathing suit has hardcore lovers and one big-time hater

If you’re thinking about picking up a quirky one-piece avocado bathing suit, please don’t. The designers of the hairy-chested one-piece bathing suit, the Trump bathing suit and the pizza bikini, BelovedShirts, is now selling the avocado swimsuit for $49.95. Can't decide if we...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 4:31pm

Transit riders may never live to see Hudson tunnels completed: Analysis

Release of the Federal Rail Road Administration’s draft Environmental Impact Statement confirms continuing increases in total project cost of the Gateway Tunnel Project, which is a plan to expand and renovate the train tracks under the Hudson River connecting New York’s Penn Station to...

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 5:02am

GOP Rep. Steve King wants to pay for Trump's border wall with Planned Parenthood, food stamps funds

Mexico isn’t paying for President Donald Trump’s border wall, but Republican Rep. Steve King has a plan: use federal money typically earmarked for Planned Parenthood and food stamps to help finance it. On Tuesday, a spending bill hit the House floor that would appropriate $1.6 billion...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 7:15pm

New evidence shows alleged Amelia Earhart photo was taken two years before crash landing

The recently discovered photo which purportedly showed Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan on a dock in the Marshall Islands is now in question, according to a new discovery by a Japanese blogger. The History Channel discovered the photo in the National Archives and they suggested it...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 2:46pm

The Foreman Forecast: Between you and me

In my continuing quest to figure out what the heck is going on with the American electorate, it came to me this morning: This is like my breakup with a college girlfriend. I’ll call her Samantha. (Although her real name was Donna – I just like the name Samantha. Perhaps this is another...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 5:03am

Opinion: There's no room at Penn Station for more rush hour trains

There are both short- and long-term issues concerning Penn Station's capacity and operations. Proposals by some elected officials about relocating some Amtrak trains from Penn Station to Grand Central Terminal to support emergency maintenance repairs sounds great until you look into the details...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 6:49pm

James Comey memos might have leaked classified info after all, Trump gloats on Twitter

More than half of the memos fired FBI Director James Comey wrote about his conversations with President Donald Trump contained classified information and were government documents, a new report says. Comey penned seven memos describing nine Russia-related talks with President Trump — four of...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 1:24pm

Trump’s America: The Twitter equivalent of a shrug

Why stop with Vladimir Putin’s election hack? Aren’t there any other messes Donald Trump can “move forward” from? You bet there are. He can “move forward” from the nukes in North Korea, “move forward” from the complexities of healthcare and, while he...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 5:06am

The Foreman Forecast: Obamacare lives on

Obamacare was doomed. On its deathbed. Dig the hole. That was the feeling far and wide soon after the election of Donald Trump. Congressional Republicans held both houses of Congress and had been pounding the drum to take it down for years. As a candidate, Trump enthusiastically took up the beat,...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 5:06am

Newly discovered photo suggests Amelia Earhart survived 1937 crash landing

Did Amelia Earhart survive her crash landing? A newly discovered photo suggests Earhart did not die in a crash landing in 1937. Amelia Earhart, the legendary first female pilot and the feminist icon who disappeared 80 years ago while attempting an around-the-world flight, is said to have survived...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:58pm

Everything you need to know about Charlie Gard and that Trump tweet

Between scathing attacks on the "Morning Joe" hosts, Trump's Twitter took on a quality with which his followers are likely unfamiliar: empathy. The tweet left many Americans wondering, “Who is Charlie Gard and why does Trump care so much?” "If we can help little #...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:47pm

Nikki Haley complains that Kim Jong Un made her work on July 4th

Ugh — isn't it unfair when you have work on a holiday? Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, thinks so too! Especially when you have to skip the beach and BBQ to strategize how to forestall the eventual nuclear destruction of the West Coast. Yesterday, Haley...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 5:31pm

Trump is a threat to civilization; PS Told ya so: Doomsday Clock scientist

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight six days into Donald Trump’s presidency based on his words and actions as a presidential candidate. Six months into President Trump’s first year in office, John Mecklin, the editor in chief of the...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 5:13pm

Trump’s America: Vladimir, baby!

What do you say to Vladimir Putin? That depends. Are you Donald Trump? If not, you’d surely want to confront the Russian strongman on his illegal annexation of Ukrainian territory, his cynical support of the brutal Syrian regime and, especially, his campaign to alter the results of the 2016...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 6:15am

Could a Congressional oversight panel remove President Trump?

Shortly after President Trump took office, the Russian collusion investigation heated up and the president began displaying volatile behavior inconsistent with historical norms, political observers started talking about an obscure part of the Constitution. Section 4 of the 25th Amendment provides...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 5:39pm

White men protected more than black children by Facebook's hate speech censorship: Report

A review of Facebook's internal practices for policing hate speech on the social network found that they are inconsistent, appearing to favor white men, political elites and governments over minorities and grassroots activists. The investigation, conducted by the independent journalism...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 3:12pm

The Foreman Forecast: Sarah smiles…but not lately

Sarah is not smiling anymore. At least not so much. Remember when Sarah Huckabee Sanders started filling in for White House press secretary Sean Spicer? She was all grins and flashing eyes as she jested her way through the torrent of questions from the D.C. press corps. You could almost hear her...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 5:05am

FBI investigation into Bernie Sanders' wife could kill his chances in 2020

The FBI is investigating Bernie Sanders' wife on fraud charges and the one-time presidential candidate thinks the agency’s motives are political. Sanders, who is one of the Democratic Party’s most prominent politicians, has not ruled out a 2020 presidential bid — though he...

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 4:25pm